Food and resources.

Welcome to the Dept. of Agricultural,
Food, and Resource Economics

The department's mission is to

Support society's agricultural, agribusiness, food, environmental and natural resource needs for economic analysis through an integrated program of teaching, research and outreach activities designed to improve the quality of public and private decisions.

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DAFRE's 100th Anniversary Celebration !

DAFRE 100 Year LogoIn 2014, the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (DAFRE) will celebrate its 100th anniversary.   This teaching and research department was founded in 1914 as the farm management division within the Rutgers Department of Agronomy.  In 1923, farm management left the agronomy department to become a freestanding Department of Agricultural Economics.   Its current name, adopted in 1999, reflects a research and teaching mission that extends beyond the department’s origins in production agriculture.

To commemorate its centennial, the Department will hold a reception and dinner at the Cook Campus Center on the evening of November 6, 2014.  The department is also planning a seminar on agricultural economics at Rutgers that afternoon. 

Also, we would like you to go to and fill out an alumni questionnaire.  We will present some of these results at the event.  Please do this even if you decide not to come.


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  2. New Brunswick
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (DAFRE)